Sarah McMillin, an eighth grade student at St. Michael School in Pawcatuck, CT, recently performed in the percussion section as a member of the Future Musicians All-State Symphonic Band on March 24, at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. The band will also perform at the Lincoln Center in New York City on April 30, 2012.
The All-State concert featured students in the All-State Gala Band, the youngest All-State group. Musicians in the Gala Band are nominated by the school band directors. The concert also featured the All-State Jazz, Flute Choir, Concert and Symphonic Bands. Students in these groups were selected, by audition, and represent some of the top musicians in the Future Musicians Band Program. Approximately 300 student musicians, representing 52 elementary and middle parochial schools in Connecticut performed. The concert at the Lincoln Center will feature students in the All-State Concert and Symphonic Bands.